Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Des Moines (DSM)

CHI — DSM
Aug 20 — Aug 271

The best prices from Chicago to Des Moines are usually found in September or January, booked 47 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Chicago (CHI) to Des Moines (DSM)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to DSM flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.

CHI - DSM

Price

$223 - $383

DSM

Temperature

23 - 77 °F

DSM

Rainfall

1 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop
Round-trip from$223From Chicago (CHI) to Des Moines
One-way from$164One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Des Moines

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Des Moines?

Flights from Chicago to Des Moines are found to be more expensive on Sunday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Des Moines.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Des Moines?

Users have found that booking a flight from Chicago to Des Moines at least 47 days early can save you up to 63% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 47 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Chicago to Des Moines for as little as $307 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $418 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Des Moines?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to Des Moines. Flights to Des Moines from Chicago in September are about $306 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $133.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Des Moines (CHI - DSM)?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Des Moines in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 22% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Des Moines in August, September 2022

The best prices found for CHI to DSM flights for August, September
Sep 8 - Sep 11
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 19m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 23m
$148

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/15/22

Sep 13 - Sep 20
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 28m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 21m
$166

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/14/22

Sep 16 - Sep 19
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 24m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 23m
$168

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/14/22

Chicago to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Chicago found for this year
Sep 8 - Sep 11
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 19m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 23m
$148

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/15/22

Oct 1 - Oct 11
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 56m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 24m
$164

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/15/22

Sep 13 - Sep 20
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 28m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 21m
$166

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/14/22

Cheap Delta flights from Chicago to Des Moines

Oct 1 - Oct 11
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 56m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 24m
$164

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/15/22

Sep 7 - Sep 13
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

3h 41m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 21m
$166

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/12/22

Sep 3 - Sep 10
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 41m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

5h 57m
$175

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/12/22

Cheap United Airlines flights from Chicago to Des Moines

Sep 3 - Sep 9
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 27m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 23m
$147

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/12/22

Sep 10 - Sep 17
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 24m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 23m
$148

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/12/22

Aug 27 - Sep 4
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 24m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 30m
$157

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/12/22

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Des Moines direct flight deals
Sep 8 - Sep 11
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 19m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 23m
$148

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/15/22

Oct 13 - Oct 16
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 19m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 23m
$168

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/14/22

Sep 2 - Sep 5
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 24m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 30m
$178

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/15/22

Last minute flights from Chicago to Des Moines

Late deals on return flights to Des Moines from Chicago, departing today and this week
Aug 23 - Sep 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 30m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 22m
$182

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/14/22

Aug 20 - Sep 12
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 30m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 23m
$183

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/13/22

Aug 23 - Sep 3
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

Nonstop

1h 25m
DSM

Des Moines

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

5h 19m
$191

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/14/22

One-way flights to Des Moines from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Des Moines
Sep 8
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

3h 41m
$83

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/12/22

Sep 27
MDW

Chicago Midway

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

6h 06m
$83

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/13/22

Aug 27
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DSM

Des Moines

1 stop

5h 28m
$92

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/13/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Des Moines flights.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Des Moines from Chicago?

For a flight from Chicago to Des Moines, you will be flying into Des Moines. Des Moines (DSM) is just 3.6 mi from the center of the city. Des Moines is the only Des Moines airport and it handles 24 inbound flights from Chicago per day. 5 airlines have flights to Des Moines from Chicago on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and CAA flying from Chicago to Des Moines have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $147, but on average you can expect to pay $176.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Des Moines is less than $257.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Des Moines for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Des Moines?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Des Moines on average per day?

9 flight departures from Chicago to Des Moines per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 33% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 67% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Des Moines?

Airlines like United Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Des Moines in about 1h 27m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 6h 26m. There are 299 mi between Chicago and Des Moines. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Des Moines round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Chicago to Des Moines round-trip from $147. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $164, and American Airlines, from $173. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Des Moines for 51% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Des Moines one-way?

$83 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Delta. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Frontier and United Airlines, with prices starting from $112 and $182, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Des Moines?

When booking a flight from Chicago to Des Moines, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or CAA as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Des Moines?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Chicago to Des Moines on time: Air Wisconsin (97%), Envoy Air (88%), Scandinavian Airlines (82%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Des Moines?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Des Moines is $43. On average you can expect to pay $366. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Des Moines), can usually be booked for $166.

Top 4 airlines flying from Chicago to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Des Moines choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
CAACheapest$78Average$86FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$134Average$230FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$147Average$283FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$174Average$355FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Des Moines

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago to Des Moines
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
34%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
25%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
40%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Chicago to Des Moines

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Des Moines
Sunday22daily flights
Monday29daily flights
Tuesday24daily flights
Wednesday24daily flights
Thursday22daily flights
Friday29daily flights
Saturday21daily flights